Katherine Aho  

 

MODULE NAME

STEM  IMPACT

DESCRIPTION

Intro to Sound Pressure

Physics, Math, Engineering

 Discuss about sound pressure, what is a dB and how to make a sound map

Linear Motion

Physics, Math, Engineering

How and why does motion occur in one dimension?

Planetary Motion

Physics, Math, Engineering 

Using what we know about Newton’s Laws to explain Kepler’s Laws,
Explain why the Earth doesn’t crash into the sun or fly off into space. 
 

Projectile Motion

Physics, Math, Engineering 

What are the two components necessary for projectile motion? Galileo’s thoughts on projectile motion

Rijke Tube

Physics, Math, Engineering 

Understand how sound can be produced if there is no physical source, like a

Speaker which is an introduction to get students excited about acoustics

Sound Pressure

Physics, Math, Engineering 

What is pressure and how does sound act as pressure?

Speed of Sound

Physics, Math, Engineering

What is the speed of sound in air?

The Sound Barrier

Physics, Math, Engineering 

Explain the difference between transonic and supersonic speed

Free fall simulation

Physics, Math, Engineering 

A demo which introduces the students to R programming environment and shows how different gravitational constants can affect free fall motion

Projectile motion simulation

Physics, Math, Engineering 

A demo that simulates projectile motion. Understand how launch angle affects maximum height and final position

Famous Scientist

Physics, Math, Engineering 

How has our understanding of science changed before and after Newton? Explain the impact of Aristotle, Galileo, Newton and Einstein. Explain the importance of the scientific method and Newton's Laws

Newton's Laws simulation

Physics, Math, Engineering 

A demo that simulates the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration in Newton's Second Law

Introducion to R

Physics, Math, Engineering 

Understanding how to write equations in R and the importance of programming

Kinetic energy simulation

Physics, Math, Engineering 

Learning how to build a simple simulation using R and the relationship between mass, velocity, and kinetic energy

Quadratic Equations

Physics, Math, Engineering 

How is programming sometimes easier than solving equations by hand? How can a program be modified to make it versatile enough for any scenario?

Spring-mass system simulation

Physics, Math, Engineering 

Using R to simulate a spring-mass system and the relationship between force, spring constant, and mass

Computing tip and discount

Physics, Math, Engineering 

How to write a program to calculate the tip on your dinner bill? and to determine how much an item costs after a discount is applied?

Roller coaster simulation

Physics, Math, Engineering 

Understanding how to use an if-else statement and how friction affects the velocity of the roller coaster?

Temperature Conversion

Physics, Math, Engineering 

A program to convert between a temperatures (Fahrenheit and Celsius)

Pendulum simulation

Physics, Math, Engineering 

A program to calculate the period of a pendulum and understanding the relationship between the length and period

Free fall on earth simulation

Physics, Math, Engineering 

A program to simulate dropping a rock off a cliff on earth and understanding how to plot velocity vs time graphs

More free fall simulation

Physics, Math, Engineering 

Simulating the free fall on all planets and understanding how to use an if-elseif-else statements in R

Spring constants simulation

Physics, Math, Engineering 

A program that determines which spring constant to use given a mass based on the stretch of the spring and understanding the relationship between spring constant and distance

Ohm's Law Simulation

Physics, Math, Engineering 

A program that determines which spring constant to use given a mass based on the stretch of the spring and understanding the relationship between spring constant and distance